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China Blames Separatists in Deadly Stabbing Spree

Chines authorities are blaming separatists for a deadly stabbing rampage at a train station in southern China that killed 29 people and injured more than 130 others.

Officials say a group of ten knife-wielding "terrorists" from the restive predominantly-Muslim Xinjiang region launched a premeditated attack in southern Kunming province late Saturday.

Police say they fatally shot four of the attackers, raising the overall number of deaths to 33. Authorities detained one suspect and were searching for others. Pictures from the scene showed bloody bodies scattered across the floor.

Witnesses say the the attackers, dressed in black clothing, simply ran into the station and started stabbing people.

No one has claimed responsibility and the motive is unknown.



The attack comes as Chinese delegates gather in Beijing for the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, the largely rubber-stamp parliament.

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